Vixen Binoculars
Artes J 10x42

Vixen binoculars provide comparable performance at a fraction of the price of other leading brands. That is why I am prepared to put my name on - and give my unqualified ‘antler tick’ of approval to these binoculars.

Errol Mason – Author, Secrets of the Sambar® Volumes 1 & 2. Owner and Instructor Hunt Smart® Beyond the Basics Sambar Training Course

The new Artes J replace the Apex Pro. They are far superior as they have ED glass, magnesium frames, 3 position twist up high cups, higher quality coatings on all surfaces including the prisms, locking dipotor, plus the ergonomic open bridge design makes them a joy to hold.

Vixen of Japan has been making high quality optics for 60 years – the name being derived from one of Santa’s Reindeers.

‘When I compared Vixen binoculars against other leading brands to begin guiding back in 2000, I chose Vixen because I found they compared favourably with other leading brands in light transmission, colour fidelity and sharpness from edge to edge.

Vixens enabled me find stag after stag, some in light so low I simply couldn’t see them when I put my Vixens down. They ‘extracted’ antler tips from dogwood and illuminated stags as they stood motionless at the forest edge in the dim light of dusk and dawn.

In Secrets of the Sambar Volume 1 pp. 234 & 236 I provide actual accounts as to how my Vixen Apex binos found sambar stags for me and my clients. The current model – the Vixen Artes J – which boasts ED Glass and the very latest Hi-Tech Optical Coatings and Magnesium frames - is far superior to the model I used back then.

Errol Mason – Author, Secrets of the Sambar® Volumes 1 & 2. Owner and Instructor Hunt Smart® Beyond the Basics Sambar Training Course

The Vixen Apex Pro binos were terrific value for money but the NEW Artes J are so much better in every way possible they have to be seen to be believed. Weaknesses identified in the Apex Pro and Artes 8.5x45 have been fixed in the the NEW Artes J.

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Product Reviews View All Reviews

Mike Welch - Vixen binocular reviews Success Story #9

Just recently I bought a pair of Vixen Apex Pro 10 x 50 binoculars for my son Nick. I bought the excellent light weight aluminium tripod adapter for these binos and have used it to mount them on a mini tripod.
Read the full review from Mike Welch here

Roger Kurta - Vixen binocular reviews Success Story #7

Hi Errol, I just wanted to tell you how good Vixen binos are.
Read the full review from Roger Kurta here

Vixen Artes J Binocular Features

  • Phase-Coated, Fully-Multi Coated lenses provide maximum light transmission and sharp focus from edge to edge.
  • NEW ED (Extra-low Dispersion) Glass reduces Chromatic aberration for an extremely sharp image.
  • The eyepiece has eye relief of 15mm or longer. It reduces eyestrain during long observing sessions and offers eyeglass wearers comfortable viewing.
  • Extremely strong, yet light weight magnesium frame will not cause fatigue during a long day in the bush.
  • Rubber armored ensures silent, non-slip use.
  • Unlike some brands/models, Vixen binoculars give spectacle wearers a full field of view. This is an important point of difference.
  • Waterproof – Guaranteed 100% in the wettest conditions imaginable.
  • Hydrophobic Coatings on objective and eyepiece lens prevents fogging and significantly reduces the effect of rain on viewing.
  • NEW design 3 position alloy twist up eye cups ensure years of reliable use.
  • NEW Open Bridge Design is so ergonomic it is easy to hold steady.
  • Models Available: 8 x 42 & 10 x 42.
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty.
  • Made in Japan
  • Errol Mason Hunt Smart® Approved

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